It’s Springtime! That means big changes to makeup routines: gone is the matte skin, the moody ’90s lip colors, the heavy mascara, the cat’s eyes. Instead, skin gets dewier, cheeks get highlighted, liner is going from black to electric blue and moss green and lips are getting real, real bold.
This is the second of a few Spring beauty features we’ve got planned for May–the first is here. Right now we’re focusing on that tried and true warm weather character: the statement-y Spring lip.
Spring 2013 runways from Jason Wu to Prada (that’s Kati Nescher on the Prada runway up there) showed a variety of bold lips in shades from saturated pinks to electric corals and bright reds. Don’t be afraid, though! While bold lipsticks can be intimidating, a minimal, fresh face and a bright lip is easy to wear and really flattering.
We have been testing LOTS of lipsticks and stains these past few weeks and ahead you’ll find some of our favorites from NARS, Tarte, MAC, Hourglass, Make Up For Ever, Tom Ford and more… More
TheGloss has recently partnered up with Prada to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a set of Prada Amber his-and-hers fragrances!
The winner will receive two gifts sets: one for Amber, an amber-based perfume of “classic femininity and modern sensibility” and one for Amber Pour Homme, an amber-based cologne that is “subtly woven with the clean smell of barber’s soap.” Perfect for you and your manfriend, your regular friends, your brother, or your dad! More
Carey Mulligan is currently in the thick of promoting The Great Gatsby, which is good news for anyone who enjoys looking at pictures of Carey Mulligan. In the June issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, Ms. Mulligan poses for a series of lovely, seasonally appropriate photos: there are flowers on the trees and on her clothes, and she even wears a pair of rain boots in one shot. Her beauty look is fittingly soft and natural, and the accompanying article is full of cute tidbits, like the music she listened to to get pumped up for scenes in The Great Gatsby (LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem”) and the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio wrote her notes and signed them as Gatsby. Aw. More
Last night in NYC, costume designer Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada threw a huge splashy star (and fashion people)-studded cocktail party to celebrate Prada’s contributions to the upcoming Baz Luhrmann joint, The Great Gatsby. So, so many fancy people were there, including Gatsby stars Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher, along with Katy Perry, Florence Welch, Alexa Chung, Maggie Gyllenhaal and many more. More
Not sure if we should celebrate the news with some delicious nonfat Greek yogurt or half a pint of Häagen-Dazs in bed. More
In a scene straight out of some assistant’s worst nightmare or secret fanfic, Anna Wintour and Marc Jacobs wore the same coat to Thursday night’s screening. More
Are you a person who “can see the world with a unique, rare gaze”? Then you might want to enter the Prada writing contest. More
Apparently Rihanna got some sick ass custom Prada boots from Miuccia Prada herself. How do we know? Because her ass told us. Her nearly naked ass. Which she put on Instagram alongside said sick ass custom Prada boots. More
First of all, let’s give a big high five to Agent Provocateur for casting Crystal Renn in their latest campaign. Though Renn may seem tiny, she does exist in the strange, seemingly empty world between “straight” and “plus” size models–which is to say, her presence still represents positive change in an industry that desperately needs it. Also, she is super hot.
As we mentioned, the holidays are a really awesome time to buy shit ostensibly for your friends but, really, score some beauty deals for yourself. Fragrance is no different, with all kinds of fancy brands rolling out perfume sets–usually in keepsake boxes, with moisturizers and showers gels and bells and whistles, etc–of all the scents you’ve been meaning to pick up anyway. More
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have split–after some cryptic tweets and a pap sighting or two, rumor mills place the blame squarely on the beautiful shoulders of 19-year-old fashion (and lingerie!) model Barbara Palvin. Apparently Bieber got a little too close to the doe-eyed brunette while performing at the hallucinatory nightmare that is the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and the pair subsequently took in Lion King on Broadway. …Which means you’ll probably be hearing a lot about Palvin in the coming weeks–before hordes of Beliebers tear her limb from willowy limb. Here’s a primer on Palvin’s brief but impressive career. More
This is a reader submission for our Big Girl Badge week. Tell us how you evolved from woman-child to woman, and you could win hundreds of dollars of prizes! (Send your 800 word submissions to Jennifer [at] thegloss.com or Ashley [at] thegloss.com) … More
Look at her hair! It’s so bouncy and full; it practically looks Photoshopped. More
I don’t want to say that it’s almost fall, because that kind of sucks, but it’s not NOT almost fall, so here are some bags in jewel tones. More